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by See-Papa
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Please help. Machine sometimes cuts out.
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Please help. Machine sometimes cuts out.

About all you can check and maybe do anything about are the power connections either at the power brick or where the machine itself plugs into the power supply. Look for potential loose connections. I've been having a similar problem with my ResMed machine over the past week: leak data off the char...
by See-Papa
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Please help. Machine sometimes cuts out.
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Please help. Machine sometimes cuts out.

About all you can check and maybe do anything about are the power connections either at the power brick or where the machine itself plugs into the power supply. Look for potential loose connections. Are you using any sort of extension cord or surge plug in thing as well? Look at anything that might...
by See-Papa
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Please help. Machine sometimes cuts out.
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Please help. Machine sometimes cuts out.

Can anyone think of a way I can get this machine to stop dropping out? It was refurbished only a few months ago. You may have received it a few months ago my bet is that it is older than that and likely was their loaner. Who is your insurance? Contact them, they may have some pull with the DME. Oft...
by See-Papa
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Please help. Machine sometimes cuts out.
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Please help. Machine sometimes cuts out.

There are auto-on/auto-off features in Philips CPAPs (maybe other brands too). I would make sure that "auto-off" is disabled. On the DreamStation2 machines this might have to be done by your DME. If you have a rehabilitated DreamStation1, you sohuld be able to do this yourself. Therapist checked th...
by See-Papa
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Please help. Machine sometimes cuts out.
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Please help. Machine sometimes cuts out.

My Philips Dreamstation is sometimes stopping making pressure randomly. There is no air pressure and the motor stops. Screen still shows normal, but pressure cuts out completely. Then it will cut back in. Happens randomly. Last for random amount of time, like a few seconds, or 10 seconds or a few mi...
by See-Papa
Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Zero events, Zero AHI score, 4 nights in a row?? New Aircurve ASV, REALLY??
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Zero events, Zero AHI score, 4 nights in a row?? New Aircurve ASV, REALLY??

Sweet! Yes It's right/ I have learned how to get lots of nights with 0 AHI too. BTW the events that get recorded are basically just looking at your flow rate and computing an average over the last few minutes or so, then seeing if your flow rate over like 10 seconds or so drops below that average, l...
by See-Papa
Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Phillips / Philips Respironics recent recall notice discussion thread
Replies: 972
Views: 59155

Re: Phillips / Philips Respironics recent recall notice discussion thread

I use Dreamstation. Recently, my motor wore out so I got a refurbished unit. Still a recall unit, but it has new foam at least. This makes sense to me for those of us that need our therapy. Get a refurbished unit to hold you over until you get a replacement and keep it clean properly. My supplier s...
by See-Papa
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Phillips / Philips Respironics recent recall notice discussion thread
Replies: 972
Views: 59155

Re: Phillips / Philips Respironics recent recall notice discussion thread

I use Dreamstation. Recently, my motor wore out so I got a refurbished unit. Still a recall unit, but it has new foam at least. This makes sense to me for those of us that need our therapy. Get a refurbished unit to hold you over until you get a replacement and keep it clean properly. My supplier sa...
by See-Papa
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: You can have low AHI (even 0) but still having apnea! Solved!!
Replies: 0
Views: 510

You can have low AHI (even 0) but still having apnea! Solved!!

I just wanted to share my experience in the hopes it can help another. I have the Phillips Dreamstation. During July and August the machine was saying I was having low AHI, like .3, or even .1 or .5. But I still felt wrong and that I was having apnea. I know that feeling! Ok so what gives? A few wee...
by See-Papa
Tue May 19, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: .3 AHI or lower, but still wake up feeling suffocated sometimes.
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: .3 AHI or lower, but still wake up feeling suffocated sometimes.

Hello sir- wanted to ask how you get adjusted to sleeping on the side? thanks I fall asleep on my side. I have a memory foam pillow that has contours. I go right to the edge of it so my mask hangs off the edge. My head is in the nook and my neck is supported. I turn the pillow at a 45 degree angle....
by See-Papa
Tue May 19, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: .3 AHI or lower, but still wake up feeling suffocated sometimes.
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: .3 AHI or lower, but still wake up feeling suffocated sometimes.

Any chance your sleep position resulted in your partially blocking the vent?? I think you are on to something there. I am using a new sleep position and pillow (with success). The nasal mask has the vent at the mask, so it can be blocked if I go face down into the pillow. The good news is that it a...
by See-Papa
Mon May 18, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: .3 AHI or lower, but still wake up feeling suffocated sometimes.
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: .3 AHI or lower, but still wake up feeling suffocated sometimes.

Update I made some simple tweaks to my setup and seem to have eliminated these suffocation events, at least for the last few days. I noticed that the events coincide with when the leak rate goes up. That is usually associated with mouth leaks. Mouth leaks usually mean I have a stuffy nose. Sometimes...
by See-Papa
Fri May 15, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: .3 AHI or lower, but still wake up feeling suffocated sometimes.
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: .3 AHI or lower, but still wake up feeling suffocated sometimes.

OK. Please ignore my first data post then. It wasn't the data for my posted problem anyway. I read the wiki on how to format data. So here is the data for my posted problem. At 4:15 am in the morning (according to my bedside clock) I woke up gasping for air and had a pounding heart. But that event d...
by See-Papa
Fri May 15, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: .3 AHI or lower, but still wake up feeling suffocated sometimes.
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: .3 AHI or lower, but still wake up feeling suffocated sometimes.

Last night I used APAP with a setting of 10 min and 14 max. OSCAR shows the machine staying at 10, but ramping up and then going back down in a sawtooth pattern. But always going back to 10. Here is the OSCAR from this night. I didn't feel like suffocating this night, or remember waking up gasping. ...